Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:

4

At the sound of the reveille, John and Tim, the two lily-livered members of the batallion, got up, silently swam the few hundred feet to the holm, snuggled into their hidden sleeping bags in the shrub, far from the reach of their commander, and suspired 'ah.. back to sleep'. (by QuaQua)

3

Cowering on his platform-holm, as if seeking refuge from the river of sound around him, the lily-livered conductor mutes the rousing fanfare of the score, interpreting a reveille as if it were a somnolent suspiration. (by Rudi)

2

Before reveille, in the pre-dawn gloom, while our lily-livered companion was still suspiring unevenly on his cot, obviously deep in an anxious dream, the two of us left the island fortress of Tindholm and rowed over the quiet water to Vagar, to burn the enemy's ships. (by cusheamus)

1

'Crack of dawn!' quoth the eagle, ' - it's always the same ungodly hour: first a claxon reveille from Triton twisting tritones from his conch; then what must I do but get up pronto, rax my wings, swoop off from my cosy sea-girt holm, and then for ever and a day rend the vitals of that lily-liverered punk Prometheus, who I tell you is a real pain in the gut, never any small talk, just keeps suspiring the most awful halitosis-ridden groans and feebly jangling his fetters at me - what a wimp!' (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Saturday, May 22, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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